Saturday, February 9th
Intro to YA Contemporary Fiction
Are you a fan of John Green, Jandy Nelson, and Rainbow Rowell? Have you ever wondered if you, too, could write a modern-day young adult novel?
In this introductory workshop with YA author Jessie Hilb (THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE), we’ll explore the evolution of the young adult contemporary novel, its defining traits, current trends, and the various genres of this ever-popular market. We’ll also discuss important Do’s and Dont’s when writing for young adults, including character, voice, and authenticity. We’ll conclude with an in-class exercise.
If you’ve started a contemporary YA story on paper or in your head, this workshop is for you!
Note: Current SCBWI members can register at the BWS member rate. Please select "member" at checkout.
Jessie Hilb is the author of the YA contemporary novel THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, published by Clarion books in 2017. She lives and writes in Boulder.